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In recovery from sports concussions, state of mind really does matter
When a student-athlete suffers a concussion, one of their biggest concerns is getting back to the playing field as soon as they are well. While the physical symptoms of their brain injury may fade after a week or two, for a small minority of them the emotional recovery is longer and more complicated.Researchers at UCLA have been taking a closer look at the psychological aspects of recovery from head injuries and have recently begun a program that integrates a common type of talk therapy as part of their treatment for athletes with lingering emotional impacts after their injuries.“Generally speaking, the psychological...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Sexual harassment at work causing women depression
Most victims are female, but complaints by men have risen, found  a University of Texas study. An earlier poll found 1 in 5 British women and 7% of men have suffered sexual harassment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did PET scan confirm CTE in living NFL player?
Based on a brain autopsy using PET with the radiopharmaceutical FDDNP, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows promise in diagnosing CTE in living patients FDDNP-PET gives insight into brain trauma of NFL players FDDNP-PET shows toll of concussions on retired NFL players FDDNP-PET helps predict Alzheimer's progression PET with FDDNP helps find depression cause (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Two contrasting emotional states immediately before suicide: anger or fear - Ferenczy M.
No abstract available. Language: hu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of suicidal behavior in an intensive care unit at a university hospital in Japan: a 7-year observational study - Takeuchi T, Okumura Y, Uezato A, Nishikawa T.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal behavior accounts for at least 40,000 admissions per year to emergency departments in Japan; however, little is known about emergency admissions owing to suicidal behavior in metropolitan areas. Therefore, we examined the clinical char... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Developing a framework of behaviours before suicides at railway locations - Ryan B.
Better knowledge of behaviours of people at railway property could help with identifying those at risk of suicide. Literature has been reviewed from a range of disciplines on what is known about studying behaviour in this type of public location. Secondary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Burnout and depression: causal attributions and construct overlap - Bianchi R, Brisson R.
Burnout has been commonly regarded as a job-induced syndrome. In this 468-participant study (67% female; mean age: 46.48), we examined the extent to which individuals with burnout and depressive symptoms attribute these symptoms to their job. Fewer than ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unsuccessful suicide attempt with tiapride - Couderc S, Mourou H, Monchaud C, Saint-Marcoux F.
We report a self-poisoning case in an 18-year-old girl, with approximately 10 times the usual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in the elderly associated with opioid use and pain sensitivity - Calati R, Oli é E, Ritchie K, Artero S, Courtet P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Steroid use and school violence, school violent victimization, and suicidal ideation among adolescents - Elkins RL, King K, Nabors L, Vidourek R.
School violence, school violent victimization, and suicidal ideation among adolescents are serious public health concerns. This pilot study investigated the influence of steroid use on problem behaviors. Secondary data analyses of the 2014 PRIDE Questionna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depression in adults linked to maltreatment in childhood - Bland P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness
Psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, was working with a young man who was struggling with a severe bout of social anxiety and chronic depression during his first trimester of grad school. Interacting with his classmates and giving presentations were excruciating. He considered dropping out. This is understandable. Grad school is hard enough. When you have a mental illness, it can feel impossible. Thankfully, it’s not. Below, three psychologists shared their suggestions for success. Learn about your mental illness. Working with a therapist can help you better understand your condition and yourself. What’s also he...
Source: Psych Central - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Self-Help Stress Students grad students Graduate School Graduate Students Mental Health Mental Illness Self Care self-compassion success Source Type: news

If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too
Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns herbal supplement kratom has similar effects to narcotics
Kratom is a plant some people use to treat pain, anxiety and depression. The FDA warns Kratom can be addictive and life-threatening, issuing a public health advisory this week and warning people about its possible dangers. The agency says Kratom has similar risks to opioids and suggested its use could "expand the opioid epidemic." Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Parenting, Teen Mental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It ’s a Veteran NFL Player
A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players. This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only published this week in the journal Neurosurgery, could help doctors identify and treat patients while they are still alive. CTE was previously only identifiable through a brain examination after death. The subject of the diagnosis was not named in the study, but was reported by CNN to be Fred McNeill, who died in 2015 at age 63. McNeill played 12 seasons as a linebacker for the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized CTE NFL onetime Source Type: news

Depressed fathers may pass it on to their teenage children
Researchers from University College London found this occurs regardless of whether the mother suffers from the disorder. Past research suggests depression may be inherited. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining the characteristics and clinical features of in- and between-session suicide risk assessments among psychiatric outpatients - Hom MA, Stanley IH, Rogers ML, Sheffler JL, Nelson KR, Joiner TE, Schramm E.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of suicide risk assessments completed using the Decision Tree framework both in and between psychotherapy sessions, clinical features of patients for whom between-session assessments are indicated, and data collec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Lottery and suicide - the effect of number of lottery tickets on Hungarian suicide rates - Osvath P, Balint L, Bozsonyi K.
AIM: The relationship of suicide and gambling is a neglected field in the study of suicidology. In Hungary, no statistical studies have been published to date with regard to the whole of the population. Our study investigates the relationship between a ver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Demography and risk factors of suicide in Bangladesh: a six-month paper content analysis - Shah MMA, Ahmed S, Arafat SMY.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global public health problem too often neglected by researchers and Bangladesh is not an exception. There is no suicide surveillance and nationwide study is yet to be conducted in the country. OBJECTIVES: This paper aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Mapping suicide mortality in Ohio: a spatial epidemiological analysis of suicide clusters and area level correlates - Fontanella CA, Saman DM, Campo JV, Hiance-Steelesmith DL, Bridge J, Sweeney HA, Root ED.
Previous studies have investigated spatial patterning and associations of area characteristics with suicide rates in Western and Asian countries, but few have been conducted in the United States. This ecological study aims to identify high-risk clusters of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Cross-validation of the Personality Assessment Inventory "Chronic Suicide Risk Index: S_Chron" in a large sample of offenders - Edens JF, Douglas KS.
Recently, Sinclair et al. (2016) reported on the development of a new Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) index designed to identify individuals with histories of multiple suicide attempts (Chronic Suicide Risk Index: S_Chron). We evaluated this new ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Initial validation of brief measures of suicide risk factors: common data elements used by the Military Suicide Research Consortium - Ringer FB, Soberay KA, Rogers ML, Hagan CR, Chu C, Schneider M, Podlogar MC, Witte T, Holm-Denoma J, Plant EA, Gutierrez PM, Joiner TE.
The Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) developed a 57-item questionnaire assessing suicide risk factors, referred to as the Common Data Elements (CDEs), in order to facilitate data sharing and improve collaboration across independent studies. All ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Use of ketamine for acute suicidal ideation in a patient with chronic pain on prescribed cannabinoids - Bigman D, Kunaparaju S, Bobrin B.
Ketamine is a standard anaesthetic drug that has been studied as a possible treatment for acute suicidal ideation. Aside to the potential psychotropic effects of ketamine, a Cochrane review reported that available studies suggest a modest effect of ketamin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can we predict suicide? - Ekeberg Ø, Hem E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Alcohol-induced disinhibition is associated with impulsivity, depression, and suicide attempt: A nationwide community sample of Korean adults - Choi KW, Na EJ, Hong JP, Cho MJ, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Cho H, Jeon HJ.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-induced disinhibition (AID) is defined as a "loss of restraint over some form of behavior after drinking alcohol regardless of its amount". Although many previous studies have investigated on alcohol use disorder and suicide attempt, fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

School-based health centers, depression, and suicide risk among adolescents - Paschall MJ, Bersamin M.
This study examined whether increasing availability of mental health services at school-based health centers in Oregon public schools would be associated with a decrease in the likelihood of depressive episodes and suicide risk among adolesce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High stress, lack of sleep, low school performance, and suicide attempts are associated with high energy drink intake in adolescents - Kim SY, Sim S, Choi HG.
This study aimed to evaluate the associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining adolescent suicidal behaviors in relation to gun carrying and bullying - Romero A, Bauman S, Ritter M, Anand P.
Guided by the interpersonal theory of suicide, this study examines the associations between gun carrying, bullying, and suicidal behaviors among high school students. Arizona Youth Risk Behavior Surveys were completed by 2,677 students in 2011; 9.0% report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. Previous research had linked depression in mothers and in their children. But according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Death of bright, brilliant Oxford student who hid his pain
Oxford student Andrew Kirkman's story is part of the film Death on Campus, which focuses on the growing number of students who have committed suicide due to mental health struggles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dads' Depression Tied to Increased Depression Risk in Teenage Children
Children with depressed fathers are at increased risk for developing depression themselves when they reach adolescence, according to a Lancet Psychiatry study. The study included... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

77 holistic practitioners now dead since 2015: This is beyond strange, they are dropping like flies and MSM ignores them
(Natural News) Since June of 2015, 77 holistic practitioners, more with other deaths associated with them, have died, official causes ranging from suicide to heart attacks, with the latest woman, doctor Annie Fairbanks, found murdered in her home, along with her husband, their 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son, in Arizona. (Article by Susan Duclos republished from AllNewsPipeline.com) Officials claim... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another natural remedy for alcoholism and depression? South American psychedelic herb promotes feelings of well-being, according to new study
(Natural News) A new study has found that a traditional psychedelic herb from South America can potentially be used as a natural remedy for alcoholism and depression and can promote feelings of well-being. In the study, researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London (UCL) examined the effects of the psychedelic herb known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Therapy Eases Depression, Anxiety in Primary Care Online Therapy Eases Depression, Anxiety in Primary Care
Online cognitive-behavioral therapy, both alone and in combination with an Internet support group, is more effective than usual primary care for depression and anxiety, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pregnant women can reduce their risk of post-partum depression by half with probiotics
(Natural News) A new study suggests that probiotics can reduce the risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women by about 50 percent, according to a report by NutraIngredients-USA.com. Researchers at the University of Auckland and the University of Otago analyzed the relationship between Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and postpartum depression and anxiety in women. They conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Amazonian Drug Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, Alcoholism
Title: Psychedelic Amazonian Drug Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, AlcoholismCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Teenage depression linked to father's depression
(University College London) Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new Lancet Psychiatry study led by UCL researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis patients 'negatively affected by a fear of movement'
People with kneeosteoarthritis are experiencing a decreased quality of life due to a fear of movement associated with the condition. This is according to a new US study carried out by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which has indicated that this fear of movement may be causing those with osteoarthritis to lead less active lifestyles, putting them at risk of their conditions worsening. Factors affecting fear of movement For this study, a total of 350 participants taking part in a clinical trial were asked to evaluate their fear of movement, as well as providing details on their age, sex, race, education,pai...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.(Image credit: martin-dm/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Otsuka, Proteus finally win FDA approval for sensor-equipped Abilify
The first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system has been approved by the FDA. The pill, Abilify MyCite, is prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and as an add-on treatment for depression in adults. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens
Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the U.S. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drug Might Ease Depression, Alcoholism
A powerful psychedelic drug out of South America might help battle both depression and alcoholism, a new British survey suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Amazonian Drug Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, Alcoholism
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

'Digital Pill' Lets Doctors Know It's Been Taken
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the nod to Abilify MyCite, for use in patients with schizophrenia, an add-on treatment for depression, and to help control episodes of either manic or "mixed" episodes for people with bipolar disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What New Dads Need To Know About Postpartum Depression
The condition doesn't just affect women. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news